While financial terms of the settlements were not disclosed, the company says it has received an investment to cover it.
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Juul Labs announced it has reached a settlement covering more than 5,000 lawsuits and about 10,000 individual plaintiffs, ending legal uncertainty for the e-cigarette company.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Juul said Tuesday that it had secured an equity investment to cover the cost of the settlement, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Juul has been in talks with investors, including longtime board members, Hyatt Hotels heir Nick Pritzker, and California investor Riaz Valani, about a financial bailout, first reported by the Journal.
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Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig / AP Newsroom)
“In our ongoing fight for our company and mission, today’s news represents yet another significant step to secure our path forward,” Juul Chief Executive K.C. Crosthwaite wrote in a memo to staff Tuesday.
He said the settlement “addresses the vast majority of outstanding litigation facing our company.”
Many of the lawsuits accused Juul of marketing to children and teens.
Juul has said it never targeted young people, but has been working to regain the public’s trust.
Electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation’s largest maker of vaping products, are offered for sale at the Smoke Depot in Chicago, Illinois. ((Scott Olson/Getty Images) / Getty Images)
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The settlement covers two trials that were set to go to court early next year, and four broad groups including personal-injury plaintiffs, Juul consumers, government entities such as school districts, and Native American tribes.
Lawsuits brought by several attorneys general are pending.
A shopkeeper demonstrates smoking a Juul brand vaping pen to customers. (Reuters/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/File Photo / Reuters Photos)
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